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Personal Caregiving Online Training

All eligible Registry Home Care Providers can now take the Personal Caregiver Training online at their own time from the comfort of home. This training is 100% self-guided and online, with no in-person classes. This excellent training covering the essentials of caregiving will enhance your level of experience and provide you with a certificate of completion. The course is available in English only, but translations are underway and will be released soon. Home Care Providers already certified are highly encouraged to retake the training as a refresher. Registry applicants must complete this training before joining the Registry. This course is free, and you will receive a $200 stipend check upon completion.

Sign-Up for the Online Training:

Do you have a mobile device or computer to take this training?

Are you an eligible IHSS Provider in the San Francisco AND completed an application with the SF IHSS Public Authority?

Please select which is your preferred language for this training?

Homecare Training

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Homebridge is a valued partner in the San Francisco Homecare Services Continuum. Homebridge is the Public Authority's trusted ally in providing training for all IHSS Providers on our Registry and for our On-Call Provider team. The Public Authority and Homebridge unite in advocacy efforts for Consumers and Providers across the IHSS Continuum.

All Registry Providers must attend Personal Care Assistant Basic Training as part of becoming an IHSS homecare Provider. The training takes place at the Public Authority, but is taught by Homebridge in Spanish, English and Cantonese. Here are the training descriptions and schedules.

All in-person trainings have been suspended since March 17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back with Homebridge at a later time for more updates.

ESL and VESL Training

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In partnership with the Public Authority and Homebridge, City College of San Francisco (CCSF) is offering free Vocation ESL classes focused on homecare. CCSF also has a full complement of ESL classes.

City College of San Francisco has hundreds of different free, non-credit ESL classes at locations all around the City. You can find more information by going to, or by visiting the campus closest to you. A list of City College locations is here:

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